Ohio Wesleyan University Announces April Public Events

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CalendarIconDELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its April 2013 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, including schedule updates, visit Events @ OWU. For Battling Bishop athletics schedules, visit BattlingBishops.com.

Through April 3 – All Student Spring Show, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.

Through April 7 – “Diverse,” a group exhibition featuring creations by seven women artists – Marjorie Bender, N. Penney Denning, Eglé Gatins, Elena Osterwalder, Elsie Sanchez, Barbara Vogel, and Leah L. Wong – in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

Through April 16 – Xiamen photo collage by Susan Shafer, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1959, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

3:30 p.m. April 2 – OWU Softball versus DePauw in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. April 2 – The OWU Department of Music presents the OWU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michael Malone, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

3:30 p.m. April 3 – OWU Softball versus Heidelberg in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

4 p.m. April 3 – OWU Baseball versus Otterbein, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

7:30 p.m. April 3 – Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas and a 1982 OWU graduate, will discuss the “Role of Ethics in Leadership and Decision Making,” in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU. Long’s presentation is OWU’s 2013 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture.

7:30 p.m. April 5 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus Kenyon, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

8 p.m. April 5, 6, 12, and 13; 2 p.m. April 14 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Theatre & Dance presents “My Secrets on Beauty,” in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Directed by Ed Kahn, this ensemble-created work draws upon the myth of the sculptor Pygmalion who falls for his own “exquisitely beautiful” statue-come-to-life and explores themes of beauty, transformation, gender, objectification, and love. This production may contain language and subject matter unsuitable for children. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

8 p.m. April 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Evening programs at Ohio Wesleyan’s Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. Content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children and senior citizens. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 363-1257.

All day April 6 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the Marv Frye Invitational, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 6 – OWU Softball versus Kenyon in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 7 – The OWU Department of Music presents a junior recital featuring Candace Rembert, violin; Joshua Boggs, counter tenor; and faculty member Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

4 p.m. April 8 – OWU Women’s Tennis versus Kenyon, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

7:30 p.m. April 8 – Robin Jensen, professor of historical studies at Vanderbilt University, will discuss “Ritual Spaces and Holy Places: The Archaeological Evidence for Ancient African Christianity,” in Benes Room B inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. This presentation is OWU’s 2013 Merrick Lecture.

April 9-May 21 – “Altered Photographs” by April Deacon, Class of 2001, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours.

5 p.m. April 10 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus DePauw, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. April 10 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Oberlin, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

3:10 p.m. April 11 – Rich Baker, director of communications for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, will speak, in the Bayley Room inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship and will be streamed live and archived at StreamOWU.

7 p.m. April 11 – G. John Ikenberry, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, will discuss “The Rise of China and the U.S. Policy in East Asia,” in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This is Ohio Wesleyan’s 2013 John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics.

April 12 (and more) – Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware celebrate the premiere of the national feature film “42,” which tells the inspiring story of Jackie Robinson and 1904 OWU graduate Branch Rickey as they work to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Learn more about their legacy and “42”-related OWU events at RickeyRobinson.owu.edu.

  • 4 p.m. April 12 – Baseball Roundtable featuring Rickey’s grandson, Branch B. Rickey, a 1967 OWU graduate and president of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, and Bob DiBiasio, a 1977 OWU graduate and senior vice president of public affairs for the Cleveland Indians. This event will be held in Phillips Auditorium inside Phillips Hall, 50 S. Henry St., Delaware. It also will be streamed live online at StreamOWU. OWU Director of Athletics Roger Ingles will serve as moderator.
  • Noon April 13 and noon April 14 – OWU Baseball versus Denison in doubleheaders. All four games will be played at OWU’s Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more about Battling Bishop baseball at BattlingBishops.com.
  • 2 p.m. April 13 – The Strand Theatre’s public premiere of “42,” starring Harrison Ford as OWU alumnus Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson. The Strand is located at 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. Visit the Strand Theatre’s website for complete show times and ticket prices.
  • April 5-April 27 – “Play Ball: Branch Rickey & Jackie Robinson,” at the City Art Center, 22 E. Winter St., Delaware. This art exhibit will include photographs from David Levinthal, known for photographing toy figurines in studio settings including a recreation of Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson stealing home. “Play Ball” also will include vintage Branch Rickey memorabilia. The City Art Center gallery is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free.

All day April 13 and 14 – OWU Men’s Golf hosts the Strimer Memorial Invitational, at Glenross Golf Club, 231 Clubhouse Drive, Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

All day April 13 and 14 – OWU Women’s Golf hosts the Laura Bump Invitational, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

All day April 13 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the All-Ohio NCAA Division III Championship, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 13 – Ohio Wesleyan’s TEDxOWU group – inspired by the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) movement and its popular “TEDtalks” – hosts volunteer speakers discussing “Into the Uncharted Future.” The event is not open to the general public, but the lectures will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

5 p.m. April 13-May 12 – Graduating senior art exhibition, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The exhibit will open with a special Saturday artists’ reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 13. Afterward, the museum will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 for more information.

8 p.m. April 13 – The OWU Department of Music presents the Choral Art Society, conducted by Jason Hiester, in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

1 p.m. April 14 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Denison, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

3:15 p.m. April 14 – The OWU Department of Music presents a faculty recital by Jennifer Jolley, composer, with Spencer Lambright, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

6 p.m. April 16 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Hiram, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

7:30 p.m. April 16 – Valerie Martinez Ebers, professor of political science at the University of North Texas, will discuss “Who Are These Immigrants? What Do We Do About Them?” in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. This presentation is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs.

8 p.m. April 16 – The OWU Department of Music presents a faculty recital by Marilyn Nims, mezzo-soprano, and Robert Nims, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

7 p.m. April 17 – OWU Men’s Lacrosse versus Denison, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. This event will be streamed live at StreamOWU.

3:30 p.m. April 19 – OWU Softball versus Otterbein in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

7 p.m. April 19 – OWU’s 9th Annual Documentary Film Festival, at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware. The festival will include five short films by OWU student filmmakers and discussions with them afterward.

9 a.m. April 20 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Wabash, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 20 – OWU Women’s Lacrosse versus Washington & Jefferson, at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. April 20 – The OWU Department of Music presents the Spring Opera Workshop, directed by Jason Hiester, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.  This free event will feature scenes and arias from the cannon of opera repertoire.

2:30 p.m. April 21 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Kenyon, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

3:15 p.m. April 21 – The OWU Department of Music presents a faculty recital by Gulimina Mahamuti, piano, with Frank Chiou, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

April 23-Sept. 17 – Prints by Sherry Smith Bell, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 1963, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

3 p.m. April 23 – OWU Men’s Tennis versus Central State, at Luttinger Family Tennis Center, 31 Hayes St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. April 23 – The OWU Department of Music presents the junior composition recital/composition students’ recital, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

3:30 p.m. April 24 – OWU Softball versus Wooster in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

4 p.m. April 24 – OWU Baseball versus Heidelberg, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

8 p.m. April 26 and 27; 2 p.m. April 28 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Theatre & Dance presents “Orchesis 2013,” a contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Artistic direction is by Marin Leggat. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855.

All day April 27-April 28 – OWU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field host the NCAC Combined Events Championship, at George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware. Tickets are $5, with children 5 and under admitted free. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 27 – OWU Baseball versus Wabash in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 27 – OWU Softball versus Allegheny in a double header, at Margaret Sagan Field, 251 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.

1 p.m. April 28 – OWU Baseball versus Wabash in a doubleheader, at Littick Field, 199 S. Henry St., Delaware. Learn more at BattlingBishops.com.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,822 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

 

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